Good things come to those who wait, and Marantz has finally
released its AV8003 processor and MM8003 amp combo to the US market. The good news is that any sort of pricing mix-up with the Canadian
release has been resolved: the AV8003 and MM8003 list at $2,599 and $2,399, respectively. The bad news is that we still can't afford to get into this gear. But if you can, by all means let us know how the well-matched pair is doing in your setup. With the four-in/two-out HDMI 1.3 arrangement, 1080p upscaling, support for Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD MA and Audyssey tweaks pushing out eight channels of 140-Watt audio, we imagine you'll be smiling.